By Herman Melville
The letters through and to Melville during this quantity expand from letters he wrote on the age of 9 in 1828 to ones he despatched and obtained throughout the yr sooner than his demise at seventy-two in 1891. To fill the gaps in the correspondence, 542 editorial entries are chronologically interspersed for letters either through and to Melville for which no complete textual content has been situated yet for which a few facts survives.
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Principal Persons and Places 542 Melvill[e] and Gansevoort genealogical tables: prepared for the present edition with the assistance of the Berkshire County Historical Society and with the benefit of earlier tables published in Metcalf (endpapers), Gilman (endpapers), and Merton M. , “The Melvill Heritage,” Harvard Library Bulletin 34 (1986), 337–61. 544 Melville and Gansevoort families: courtesy of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Division, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations (Gansevoort-Lansing Collection).
See Gilman, pp. 104, 326, and Metcalf, p. 23. ] BEFORE 4 OCTOBER 1838 • PITTSFIELD Unlocated. On 17 September 1838 Melville attended the wedding in Pittsfield of his cousin Robert Melvill to Susan Bates (1814–85). A possible letter from Melville to his family at the time of the wedding can be inferred, since Robert’s sister Julia Melvill (1820–46) wrote to Augusta Melville in Lansingburgh on 4 October 1838 from Cleveland, Ohio, where she was with her family en route to Galena, Illinois, stating: “Herman wrote you all about the wedding I suppose” (NYPL-GL).
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1952. Davis-Gilman The Letters of Herman Melville, ed. Merrell R. Davis and William H. Gilman. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1960 [with illustrations not present in later printings]. ESM Elizabeth Shaw Melville Gilman William H. Gilman, Melville’s Early Life and REDBURN. New York: New York University Press, 1951. Hayford-Davis Harrison Hayford and Merrell R. Davis, “Herman Melville as Office-Seeker. “ Modern Language Quarterly 10 (1949), 168–83, 377–88. HCL The Houghton Library (Harvard College Library) of Harvard University HCL-D Dix Collection HCL-M Melville Collection Journals The Writings of Herman Melville, vol.
Correspondence by Herman Melville